Brand new NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Brian Scott gives us the top four things he is watching for at this summers Cougars training camp. O-line help is most needed, the Cougs QB’s got sacked way too much last year. Also the D needs some help on 3rd down situations. Mike Leach is calling for a Bowl bid this year, but a lot of work is going to be needed for that to happen.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson runs through some quotes and thoughts about Washington State’s time on the podium at the 2013 Pac-12 Media Day. Especially after a season where WSU showed they have some fight in them, it may seem ridiculous, at least to some, that the Cougs find themselves behind a Colorado team who is still a few years away from even being considered potentially relevant. But, as all WSU fans should take away from the Ducks’ miraculous basketball season this past year, anything can happen in the Pac-12
NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Jordin Ereth predicts the men on Mike Leach’s defensive side of the ball that will have impact seasons in 2012 for WSU. Xavier Cooper , Travis Long, Damante Horton, Chester Su’a and Deone Bucannon. Defensive Coordinator Mike Breske’s system and Leach’s offense seem to be a match made in heaven. We all hope so for WSU’s Pac 12 hopes.
NWSB Writer Britton Ransford profiles the top 5 players to watch on offense for the Washington St. Cougars this upcoming 2012 season. Obviously the quarterback position is going to have a instrumental impact on any offense. Jeff Tuel put some distance between himself and Connor Halliday in the quarterback battle this spring. It’s impossible to exclude WSU wideout Marquess Wilson from this list too.
NWSB Insider and Washington St. Cougars blogger Britton Ransford tells us his top 5 Cougs players to know that are NEW in 2012. Eric Oertel, Xavier Cooper, Dominique Williams, Andrei Lintz, Travis Long are all primed to have seasons in which they introduce themselves in a big way to the fans of the WSU Cougars.
Cougars Insider Steve breaks down the 2012 Washington State Cougars football recruiting class. He brings us his favorite recruits out of the 25 the Cougars brought on board. Among them is Ioane Gauta, Robert Barber, Jeremiah Allison, Kache Palacio, and Taylor Taliulu. The prize according to Steve is Sam Jones.
Insider Steve remembers the 1997 Apple Cup between the Washington Huskies and the Washington State Cougars. For the longest time we Cougars have been the laughing stock, and the butt-end of Husky jokes. But on that November evening in 1997 as Ryan Leaf was being carried around on the shoulders of proud Cougars, something special happened.